BOOK SERIES REVIEW: Great world cultures book series: A Child’s Day

Yikang’s Day: From Dawn to Dusk in a Chinese City, by Sungwan So Found this book at the library while researching books on China to use with this idea of Homeschooling with The Amazing Race, as discussed in our podcast […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Blast Off to Earth!: A Look at Geography

Blast off to Earth!: A Look at Geography, by Loreen Leedy This book was so cute and fun! A class of kid robots from space visit the Earth on a field trip. A robot guide narrates info about the planet, […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Who’s That Stepping on Plymouth Rock

Who’s That Stepping on Plymouth Rock, by Jean Fritz This is a really cute, quick read about the infamous Plymouth Rock. It talks about the real story of that rock in a fun way. From 1620 to current times, the […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Many Creatures, A Song about Animal Classifications

Many Creatures, A Song about Animal Classifications, by Laura Purdie Salas This is a cute little picture book that details all the animal classifications: mammals, amphibians, fish, birds, reptiles, and insects…to the tune of “Clementine.” There’s even a website that […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Outside Play and Learning Book

The Outside Play and Learning Book, by Karen Miller This one really came in handy for that outside play time when you just want to add a little structure to it! Some great activities for preschoolers! It’s sectioned into themes, […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Mudpies to Magnets

Mudpies to Magnets, by Robert A Williams This is a terrific preschool science book! This book is divided into topic areas…”Science Center Activities,” “Construction & Measurement,” “Circle Time…” etc…Age appropriateness is mentioned, as well as words to introduce, things you’ll […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline, by Jane Nelsen This is the book we used at the high-quality preschool I used to teach at, years ago. I HIGHLY recommend this form of discipline because I’ve seen it work. The main concept in this discipline […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Celebrating the Great Mother

Celebrating the Great Mother: A Handbook of Earth-Honoring Activities for Parents and Children, by Cait Johnson This is an AMAZING book, in my opinion. If you believe in teaching your children to have an appreciation for life and the environment, […]

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BOOK REVIEW: More Dribble Drabble

More Dribble Drabble, by Deya Brashears I love the projects in this book! Some fantastic art to do with kids…all focusing on the “process,” not the “product.” With children, particularly the very young, this is vital for their healthy development […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Who’s Calling the Shots? How to Respond Effectively to Children’s Fascination with War Play & War Toys

Who’s Calling the Shots? How to Respond Effectively to Children’s Fascination with War Play & War Toys, by Nancy Carlsson-Paige  This is an INCREDIBLE book! I think EVERYONE should read it! It will make you see things in a whole new […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Beyond the Rainbow Bridge : Nurturing Our Children from Birth to Seven

Beyond the Rainbow Bridge: Nurturing Our Children from Birth to Seven, by Barbara J. Patterson This book is about the Waldorf education philosophy. Even if you are not interested in Waldorf, you will find many jewels of wisdom in this […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters

Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters, by Lesley M. M. Blume  I read this one aloud to my daughter a few years back and I still remember how fabulous it was! An 11yr old girl is left […]

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